Houston volunteer opportunities


What Is It?: A charity that offers “the comforts of home and community” — including meals, accommodations, Jewish chaplaincy, child care, and transportation — to patients who come to the Texas Medical Center from around the world.


Help Needed: Deliver meals, create holiday food or crafts for patients, help care for children of patients or family members, sing holiday songs for patient families, and perform other helpful tasks.

Minimum Age to Volunteer: Must be 13 to participate in the Junior Volunteer Program.

Help Needed

Aishel Purim baskets 2014 square


Get together and create uplifting gifts, of food or crafts, which are given to the patients. These projects take place around the holidays and feature holiday themes.

NIGUN FOR THE NESHAMA (“Melody for the Soul”)

Musically talented volunteers visit with patients and lift their spirits with song. These events are usually arranged during holiday seasons.

Aishel girl orange shirt 2013 square


Sometimes patients or their family members at the hospital are accompanied by young children. Volunteers help look after these children so parents can be free to attend to other needs.

Aishel Steven STein in car 2012 square


Teens who qualify for the Mitzvah Wheels Project can:

Pick up or drop off patients and their family members at the airport.

Take a patient or family member to get out a little and do some shopping, whether for groceries or just for fun – going to a mall, for example, or doing some sightseeing.

Do grocery shopping for a family who simply cannot get out and do so on their own.

Deliver a warm meal to the hospital or to a patient’s accommodations.

Time Commitment:
Suitable for Groups of Volunteers?
Training Needed:

Introduction to Aishel House Video (1 minute 47 seconds) (2012)

Available For Scout Eagle or Gold Award Project?
Examples of past Scout projects

Comments / Reviews

Comments about “AISHEL HOUSE

  • I am very interested in helping people with this program! Only problem is I am not able to drive yet. I am getting my license towards the end if summer but I would love to help with the other activities.

    • Hi there, thanks for your interest in Aishel House! I would suggest reaching out to Rachel at Aishel House by emailing [email protected], or calling 713-522-2004, to see if you can help with other activities. – Claire

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